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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 21, 2013

Interview With Local Pioneer in Illinois’ Gay Rights Movement

By Lindsey Moon

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(Duration: 7:09)

Mary Lee Sargent being arrested at a protest at the state capitol after a committee refused to allow a bill amending the human rights act on May 9, 2001.

Governor Pat Quinn’s signature of the same-sex marriage measure Wednesday marks the culmination of a decades-long push in Illinois. Mary Lee Sargent helped shape that movement in Illinois as an activist and organizer in Champaign-Urbana. 





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2013

Gifford Cleanup Effort Includes Multiple Agencies, High School Students

By Jeff Bossert

Gifford Fire Protection

While the cleanup effort continues in tornado-ravaged community of Gifford, the Red Cross and United Way have seen more than 200 volunteers assist in that effort.  But Tuesday's work also included about 100 high school students, who were impacted one way or another by the storm.

Categories: Community, Government

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 20, 2013

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

By Mark Memmott

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who's a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.




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